Chemex Brewing Instructions

Brewing instructions for Chemex coffee makers using Chemex filtersInvented nearly 70 years ago and still going strong, the Chemex coffee maker using the specially designed Chemex-bonded coffee filters is renowned for brewing rich, full-bodied coffee. Follow these simple instructions for brewing:

1) Open the Chemex-Bonded Coffee Filter into a cone. One side should have three layers. Place the cone in the top of your coffee maker with the thick portion toward the pouring spout.

2) Using Regular or Automatic Grind coffee only, put one rounded tablespoon (about 7 grams) of coffee per 5-oz cup into the filter cone. If you prefer stronger coffee, use more coffee; there is never any bitterness in coffee brewed using the Chemex coffee brewing method. 

3) When the water is boiling, remove it from the heat until it stops boiling vigorously. It should now be at about 200°F, a perfect brewing temperature. Pour a small amount of water over the coffee grounds, just enough to wet them without floating. This is important because it allows the grounds to “bloom,” so the desirable coffee elements can be released.

4) After this first wetting simply pour more water, soaking the grounds each time, but keeping the water level well below the top of the coffee maker. Once the desired amount of coffee is brewed, dispose of the spent grounds by lifting the filter out of the coffee maker. And that’s it. You are now ready to enjoy a perfect cup of coffee!

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